Weekend Fun: Bloomington Farmers Market

Now that the semester has begun, most of us are busy going to class and meetings on campus during the week. This leaves the weekends as a great opportunity to get out in Bloomington and explore some of the local places, and that's exactly what I did this Saturday. 

While many of us have just returned to Bloomington for school, the Bloomington Farmers Market has been in full swing all summer, and there was no shortage of local produce, fresh flowers, or delicious eats to go around. 

We had a lot of fun walking around taking in all of the interesting booths, some of which were pretty uncommon. Beeswax candles? Bonsai trees? 

(Beeswax booth...the candles actually smelled really good!)

And of course the people watching is always a good time. 

(This is a local band that was playing. How adorable is that little boy? He was glued to them!)

The Farmers Market is always a nice way to start off Saturday, and they often have special events going on, too. For instance, today was a salsa competition. (The food, not dance...although a few pairs did break out into dancing at one point.)

I highly recommend checking it out because there's something there for everyone. And at the very least, it's a great way to catch up with friends and explore more of Bloomington beyond the IU campus. 

(I now have these great wildflowers from the Farmers Market to brighten up my apartment!)

So check it out! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

If you're looking for more things to do in Bloomington, check out the City of Bloomington's calendar of events. 

About The Author
Rachel HartogJournalism Major, Class of 2014, Georgetown, IN

I am a journalism major and business minor and plan to graduate in May 2014. Some of my best experiences in life have been because of IU, including studying abroad, meeting great people, and having an awesome internship

After I graduate, I hope to get into the broadcast journalism field, either traveling as a field reporter or getting to cover local events. I'm still exploring what specific area interests me but am open to just about anything!

I am looking forward to sharing all of my experience and everything that makes IU such a great place to be on this blog!